Musalia Mudavadi crowned as Luhya spokesperson
The Luhya community on Saturday afternoon named the Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi as their spokesperson at a rally held at Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega town.
Mr Mudavadi was crowned at Bukhungu Stadium after the findings of a survey conducted by University of Nairobi students were announced by Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli.
The rally was attended by Luyha leaders including Kakamega county Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli, MPs Ayub Savula among others.
Mudavadi was given the traditional garb of a Luhya elder of a goat or cow skin, a three-legged wooden stool and a fly whisk.
“We want to name Musalia Mudavidi as the principal leader of the Luhya community and we ask everyone to respect our decision,” said Mr Atwoli.
Mr Atwoli termed the announcement as a New Year’s gift from the Luhya community to Kenyans.
Mr Atwoli said: “I am asking Musalia Mudavadi to reach out to Moses Wetang’ula and Cyrus Jirongo and work with them. Any leader from the region who goes against the declaration will be politically irrelevant.”